Adonis Blue bellargus 10 larvae

Adonis Blue bellargus 10 larvae
Adonis Blue bellargus 10 larvae Adonis Blue bellargus 10 larvae
Availability: Summer 2016
Price: £16.50
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Description

The Adonis Blue Lysandra bellargus

 

The intense blue iridescence of the male is unmatched in Europe. The female has a rich burnt umber colouring.  To raise the larvae you need Horseshoe vetch Hippocrepis comosa, a low-growing plant, covered with yellow flowers in May, requiring calcareous soil.  The larvae, which will also feed on Coronilla, feed rapidly and pupate among the base of the foodplant.  In Britain the Adonis is double brooded, the adults flying in June and August.

 

The larvae are very small. If you are not an experienced breeder it would be better to choose one of the easier species to rear.